Rick Newman

July 2011


4 Lessons From the Demise of Borders

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There's a moment of passing sadness when familiar brands die, yet we're getting used to it. The turbulent economy of the last few years has claimed prominent names such as Circuit City, KB Toys, Hummer, Hollywood Video, Saturn, Mercury, and many others. An even greater number of well-known ...

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books
bankruptcy

How Obama Blew a Big Debt Deal

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If there's one rational man in Washington, it appears to be Barack Obama. The president casts himself as a leader among dilettantes, an executive intent on governing rather than picking political fights or sniping at the competition. He's getting a lot of help from Republicans like Sen. Mitch ...

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Obama, Barack
deficit and national debt
Congress
Medicare
social security
Republican Party
Democratic Party
McConnell, Mitch
Cantor, Eric

Who to Blame for the Debt Fiasco

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It's everybody's fault.

That's what ordinary Americans must think as they try to understand the self-inflicted debt crisis that threatens to sink the U.S. economy. The national debt is big and problematic, yet there are plenty of ways to close the gap between how much Washington spends and how much ...

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TAGS:
deficit and national debt
Congress
Cantor, Eric
McConnell, Mitch
McCaskill, Claire
Reid, Harry
Boehner, John
Medicare
social security
taxes
federal taxes
economy

How the Fiat 500 Will Help Chrysler

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Was the Chrysler bailout worth it? Tough question, with strong opinions on both sides. But American taxpayers are finally getting a glimpse of what they paid for.

You may not have spotted one on the road yet, but the much anticipated Fiat 500 subcompact hit showrooms earlier this year, with a summer ...

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TAGS:
cars
Chrysler

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